Yogyakarta to Bali by train

We chose to take the train for the voyage from Yogyakarta to Bali, Indonesia mainly because Indonesia does not have a reliable air carrier with a good flight safety record!  The entire trip took us 22 hours, with the first train taking about 9 hours and the second train about 10 hours. We hired the

Shopping in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Our next day in Jogja turned out much better than our first evening there.  We hired a cycle rickshaw (we’re not quiet sure what they are called in Indonesia) driver to take us around for the day.  The going rate is 5,000 rupiah/hour.  That’s about US 50 cents/ hour to peddle himself and the two

Arriving in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Things got off to a bad start when we arrived in Yogyakarta (pronounced Jogjakarta, or Jogja for short).  When we arrived at the train station it was pouring rain!  We found a taxi driver to take us the short distance to our hotel, but the small alley ways leading to the hotel were flooded and

Jakarta to Yogyakarta by train

We took the Taksaka train (executive class) from Gambir Station, Jakarta to Yogyakarta.  When we boarded I was a little worried by the fact that almost all of the windows had cracks in them, probably from rocks being thrown at the train, but the ride itself was fine.  It also turned out to be the

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